On a personal note,
the one loved in sexual congress
with the one not loved.
Who claimed jealousy a necessary emotion.
My beloved, each kiss
an X on blank foolscap.
Each blown kiss caught
on a nail or the wind,
gone unnoticed in the general hubbub.
A mote in the eye of the beholder,
that little boy at the window
watching the sky fall to its knees.
Wishing for snow to fall
in the full of summer.


Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,400 poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press); ‘An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy; (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pski’s Porch), Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.